2012/2013 Season

The Software Quality Discussion Group will be meeting on the 3rd Tuesday of every month from September to June. Sessions are one hour in length and run from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm. Doors will be open at 11:30 am and sessions start at 12:00 pm SHARP, so please be on time. Remember that all sessions are free but we require advance registration by RSVP. For those sessions that have been sponsored, refreshments and a light lunch are provided free of charge.


The theme for the 2012/2013 season is "Exploring Infinite Testing Spaces".

Event Schedule

Our events include introductory and advanced sessions, discussion groups, debate panels, networking events and planning meetings. Occassionally, we host vendor presentations. The schedule for this season is as follows:

Advanced Automation in Mobile Application Spaces
April Luk


Event Passed
Discussion Group Exploratory Testing Best Practices
Lyndsey Byblow and Gordon Bird


Event Passed
Advanced Practical Estimating
Patrick Gresl


Event Passed
Discussion Group Improving Vendor Relations
Discussion Group


Event Passed
Advanced Exploratory Testing on Agile Projects – Effective, Efficient and Engaging
Christin Wiedemann


Event Passed
Advanced The 7 Deadly Sins of Mobile Apps
Jonathan Kohl, Kohl Concepts, Inc.


Event Passed
Lightning Talks Lightning Talks
Various Presenters


Event Passed
Debate Panel Quality Assurance Vs Testing
Debate Panel


Event Passed
Advanced Lessons Learned Using Metrics - Are Your Metrics Dumb or Smart?
Mike Griffiths, Leading Answers Inc.


Event Passed

** Please note scheduled sessions are subject to change.

Please see the 2012/2013 Event Details page for a listing of the events including presentation abstracts, speaker biographies, and additional event details.


This year's sessions will be held in the Inteqna Conference Room on the main floor of 715 - 5th Ave SW.

Meeting Attendance Receipts

The SQDG provides meeting attendance receipts for those who are interested. Please send us an email Email Icon to request a meeting receipt for a specific date and we will gladly provide you with an electronic copy.

Primary Sponsors

Inteqna, www.inteqna.com, provides us with our much needed meeting space for the monthly sessions from September until June. Without Inteqna's support, we would not be able to provide our sessions.

Secondary Sponsors

The following sponsors support the operations of the SQDG including our domain registration, web hosting, website design, content and newsletter mailings.

Thank you to all our 2012/2013 sponsors, we greatly appreciate your support.

2012/2013 Season
Be a Speaker

Speaker ImageInterested in presenting? We are currently accepting abstracts for the 2012/2013 season.

Check out the Be a Speaker page for more details on speaking for the SQDG.

Past Events